P40 Warhawk (1:100 FDM 3d print)

 I found this .STL of a P-40 Warhawk a long time ago (I don't recall exactly where) but only now do I have the ability to print it myself. It's a very simple model, with no external detailing at all — no exhausts, no canopy ribbing, no panel lines or control surfaces. It's like an old air force recognition model, in which the silhouette is the important thing and all those other details are superfluous.



Meshmixer model visualization
I've painted it up in colours for the Desert Air Force in North Africa during WWII. At least, I think I have — I haven't done a great deal of research into exact markings. It's intended purely as a wargaming model, so for me, near enough is good enough as long as it's recognizable as what it's intended to be.

I've added a nail head to its belly so that it will stick to my magnetic flight stands.

Note: Painting RAF roundels freehand is a gigantic pain in the arse, but I haven't found any masking method for this scale that isn't just as much of a pain in the arse.







It didn't seem right, since it's a P-40, that it didn't have a shark-mouth painted on. So I went back and did that.

Land Dreadnaughts

I've long had a fondness for the ridiculous multi-turreted land-dreadnaughts that came briefly into fashion in the late 1920s and 19...